Welcome back to another exciting episode, made possible by the expertise of @BeardedTeslaGuy on YouTube. Today, we're thrilled to guide you through the process of applying a ceramic coat to your Tesla Model Y.
Product Overview: Today, we're using the Nanoglass ceramic coat kit from ForMyTesla.com, a proud sponsor of our channel. Priced at just $150, this DIY kit is a cost-effective alternative to professional ceramic coating services, which can run between $700 to $2500. This kit includes applicator pads, a microfiber towel, a base coat, top coat, and a spray-on sealant. While Tesla's paint quality can be less than perfect, this kit provides a fantastic opportunity to protect and enhance your vehicle's finish.
Step 1: Prepare the Surface Begin with a thorough car wash, preferably using Dawn dish soap to ensure a clean, residue-free surface. Check for bumps or imperfections, and consider clay barring for a smooth surface.
Step 2: Apply Base Coat Work on one panel at a time. Apply the base coat evenly using one of the included applicator pads. The ceramic coat will haze as moisture evaporates, which indicates it's time to buff it off. Buff using the provided microfiber towel after about five minutes.
Step 3: Allow to Cure Let the base coat cure for 24 hours in a cool environment. Afterward, remove any dust or debris from the surface.
Step 4: Apply Top Coat Apply the top coat in the same manner as the base coat. Buff it off after the ceramic coat hazing occurs.
Step 5: Final Cure Let the top coat cure for 24 hours. Once cured, wipe off any new dust or debris from the surface.
Step 6: Apply Spray Sealant Spray the sealant onto trim, windows, and wheels. This extra step enhances hydrophobic qualities and eases maintenance.
Outro: With these steps completed, you've successfully applied a ceramic coating to your Tesla. This DIY approach provides protection that can last up to three years when properly applied. For the best results, ensure thorough surface preparation and follow the recommended curing times. Remember to use our discount code "btgcc" at ForMyTesla.com to save $10 on the ceramic coat kit. Thanks for joining us, and don't forget to subscribe for more helpful guides and reviews.